View Full Version : help my poor husband!
03-17-2006, 10:21 AM
He has had severe vertigo since for a week now - he can barely sleep!
Whats going on? what should he do? anyone?
Thank you thank you thank you!
03-17-2006, 10:34 AM
I suppose the answer lies in the cause of the vertigo. For me, vertigo was one symptom that led to my diagnosis of diabetes. My diabetes had progressed to the point where I developed neuropathy. That's nerve damage. When I tried to walk, I became dizzy and disoriented.
Has he been to the Dr.? That should probably be the first step. It is futile to treat symptoms without known the cause.
03-17-2006, 11:49 AM
Mine was as a result of low blood pressure and was mild. It seems to have totally passed now but I no longer allowed to be a blood donor. I did not do anything to fix.
03-17-2006, 12:02 PM
He really needs to see a doctor,I had vertigo from my heart arrythmia. there are so many things that will cause vertigo,From something mild to a severe medical problem.Best wishes
03-17-2006, 12:38 PM
get his neck alignment checked out, and cranial alignment. Get a treatment from an experienced CranioSacral Therapist (see upledger.com for a referral in your area) and a check with a GOOD chiropractor would probably be wise. Just some suggestions!
03-17-2006, 12:55 PM
.....when he was "diagnosed" what did they say the cause was? is this his only symptom? any other helath concerns of any kind?
Definitely get his upper neck vertebrae checked out by a GOOD chiro, someone personally referred to you by a friend/family member. I see this all the time. The upper neck vertebrae can go slightly out of alignment, causing interference to the nerves that go into the inner ear, causing vertigo. Also, have him checked (by your MD) for an inner ear infection, if yes, get him off dairy of any kind if he eats any. Another thing to check is this link........http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/vertigo/DS00547
there is a maneuver that I've used successfully on my vertigo patients, works very well...but you need a professional to do it, chiro or MD or naturopath to diagnose the correct side to work.
saw no response to last post, so thought I'd put it back up, just in case.
03-20-2006, 10:24 PM
well, thank you everyone so much for your suggestions. We didn't actually do anything and it just went away...
But we were very happy!
03-21-2006, 12:25 PM
Do a google search on BPPV. This is an inner ear disorder that your husband may suffer from.
I experienced the same thing - severe vertigo and found out that 3 people who live near me were suffering from the same. My initial suspicion was something environmental. However, I believe I suffer from BPPV which can cause vertigo. On many of the BPPV websites they give you exercises to do that will eliminate the vertigo. They worked for me although they're initially difficult to do because you feel very dizzy. You need to do the exercises 4-5 times per day for about 3-4 days in a row. They really work.
After my first vertigo attack I had others and the dizziness lasted for longer periods of time so check out the web so you know what to do in the event of another attack.
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